Bloomberg: LeBron could have normal life in NYC

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James is seen during a first-round NBA playoff basketball game Sunday, April 26, 2009, in Auburn Hills, Mich. (AP) (Carlos Osorio)

June 30, 2010 10:50:25 AM PDT
Hours before LeBron James becomes a free agent, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants him to know one major advantage of being a superstar in the Big Apple.

The mayor says celebrities aren't bothered much in his city of 8.4 million people.

James is one of the most sought-after players ever to be a free agent in any sport. It becomes official at 12:01 a.m. EDT Thursday, and many cities want him.

If the 6'8" forward were to choose the Nets or the Knicks, Bloomberg said he could enjoy a normal private life in New York City.

Bloomberg said stars love New York because they get publicity working in the biggest city in the nation. But then they aren't bothered while walking down the street.


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